Popping Noise From Muffler Heat Shield on GMC Yukon Denali

The muffler heat shield may become loose on the muffler causing a rattle or popping noise. Our technicians tell us there is a kit available from GM to correct this problem.

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Average mileage: 102,633 (82,500–113,400)
6 model years affected: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, more2005, 2006
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2005 GMC Yukon Denali 82,500 mi,
Not yet fixed. Will schedule repair because noise is loud and irritating while sitting still in traffic. It's a metal on metal vibration sound.
not fixed just purchased
2004 GMC Yukon Denali 113,400 mi,
the heat shield became loose and was very noisy. Ended up removing the shield. It isn't really necessary just more garbage that they put on so you can go get an expensive repair from the dealer.